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August 18, 2003 | Volume 99, Issue 7

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Bill Parcells Cover - Sports Illustrated August 18, 2003

August 18, 2003
The Case Against KobeA hearty thank you for putting Kobe Bryant's mug shot on the cover of SI (The Dark Side of a Star, July 28). It's maddening enough that many people think he's as good a...

August 18, 2003
LETTERS•Please e-mail us at letters@si.timeinc.com or fax us at 212-467-4049. Letters should include the writer's full name, address and home telephone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

August 18, 2003 | Stephen Cannella
JUNE 24, 1963

August 18, 2003 | Steve Rushin
In Ireland, when a caddie says, "Yer too farty," he does not mean that you're excessively flatulent but rather that you're 240 yards from the green. Unless you're my brother Tom, in which case he...

August 18, 2003 | S.L. Price
Everyone wants to know if Jeremy Shockey is out of his mind. The answer is complicated

August 18, 2003 | Julia Morrill
A Ph.D. studies the art and science of wearing blue fur

August 18, 2003
SPORTS MOVIES

August 18, 2003 | Julia Morrill
3AL games finished in less than two hours this year—all of which have been matchups between starters Mark Mulder of the A's and the White Sox' Mark Buehrle.

August 18, 2003
ArrestedEight times since embarking on an 847-mile trek from Land's End in the south of England to John o'Groat's in northern Scotland, the 44-year-old nudist Gump, Steve Gough. A truck driver...

August 18, 2003 | E.M. Swift
Died

August 18, 2003 | Bill Scheft
Good to be here. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer Coco Crisp right out of the box.

August 18, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
The driver of the number 17 Dewalt Ford leads the NASCAR Winston Cup race by 258 points over Dale Earnhardt Jr.

August 18, 2003
For years calendar buyers have ogled actresses, pop starlets and swimsuit models, not to mention women's soccer teams, firefighters and the incomparable Women in Waders (SI, July 7). Now, pole...

August 18, 2003
How's this for blind ambition? Texans lineman Jerry DeLoach pulled double duty during training camp: defensive tackle and towel boy. DeLoach, a third-year player who started all 16 games for...

August 18, 2003
The father of a 16-year-old tennis player in France was arrested under suspicion of slipping a fatigue-inducing drug into the water bottles of his son's opponents.

August 18, 2003
RON ARTESTPacers forward, upon being asked to assess last month's blockbuster four-team trade that sent Knicks star Latrell Sprewell to the Timberwolves: "Spree got traded?"

August 18, 2003
AUG. 15-21

August 18, 2003 | Richard Deitsch
Edgy Playmakers, Sadler in the Saddle

August 18, 2003
Kenneth Ferguson, DETROITTrack and FieldFerguson, a sophomore sprinter and hurdler at South Carolina, ran a meet-record 13.60 to win the 110-meter hurdles at the Junior Pan American Games in...

August 18, 2003 | David Sabino
Star in Stripes?

August 18, 2003 | David Sabino
MR. FIXIT: a. Ken Anderson was a third-round pick in 1971 from Augustana (Ill.) College before he became the Bengals' alltime leading passer.

August 18, 2003 | Jack McCallum
Beach life turns serious at the Jersey Shore's fierce, feisty LIFEGUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS

August 18, 2003 | Jon Bon Jovi
A Pop Warner team inspired both the New Jersey rock star and his beloved Giants

August 18, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
New Jerseyites weigh in on sports*

August 18, 2003 | Compiled by Bill Syken
To see a gallery of every New Jersey cover, read SI stories from the Devils' Stanley Cup championships or vote for the Garden State's greatest basketball player, go to...

August 18, 2003 | Peter King
Class is in session for the Dallas Cowboys, and no-nonsense Bill Parcells is doing more teaching than he ever has as he embarks on his fourth, and perhaps toughest, reclamation project

August 18, 2003 | Daniel G. Habib
Two trades and the resurgence of two big sticks have finally given Chicago more than hope

August 18, 2003
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August 18, 2003
SI.com has training camp covered. Go to si.com/football to get the latest news and analysis from NFL experts Peter King, Dr. Z, Michael Silver and Don Banks.

August 18, 2003 | E.M. Swift
From a tiny Canadian town 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Jordin Tootoo hunts seals, whales and caribou for food. The hard-nosed forward will soon be in Nashville, trying to become the first...

August 18, 2003
Steam BathThe David Crockett High football team runs for cover as a thunderstorm interrupts practice in Austin last Friday, the same day the city had its alltime-high temperature for August—110°.

August 18, 2003 | Alexander Wolff
For high schoolers pursuing NBA dreams, summer is the time to shine, and none shone more brightly than three stars on the mighty Atlanta Celtics

August 18, 2003 | Alexander Wolff
Dwight Howard (left) may have boosted himself to the top of the NBA draft this summer, but it wasn't easy. From May 23 to Aug. 1, starting from his home base in Atlanta, he logged more than 12,200...

August 18, 2003 | Tom Verducci
A year after the jarring news that the Splendid Splinter was being frozen in a cryonics lab, new details, including a decapitation, suggest that one of America's greatest heroes may never rest in...

August 18, 2003 | Tom Verducci
Questions and allegations about the Alcor Life Extension Foundation extend beyond the Williams case

August 18, 2003
The NFL

August 18, 2003 | Michael Silver
Seattle corner Shawn Springs has a new coordinator—and a new outlook

August 18, 2003 | Michael Silver
On draft day the Cardinals passed on the best available pass rusher, Terrell Suggs, trading down to grab an extra first-round pick. Groans ruled the day when Arizona settled on Calvin Pace of Wake...

August 18, 2003 | Albert Chen
Well-HealedThe Marlins come up winners in a gamble on Ivan Rodriguez's fitness

August 18, 2003 | Albert Chen
After being rushed to Kansas City from Double A Wichita on Aug. 2 to fill in for the injured Jose Lima, 22-year-old rookie lefthander Jimmy Gobble helped keep the Royals in the battle for first in...

August 18, 2003 | Tom Verducci
WAVED THROUGH

August 18, 2003 | George Dohrmann
Baylor coach Dave Bliss's reliance on juco transfers and troubled castoffs helped cost him his job

August 18, 2003 | Rick Reilly
You would not want to be Kobe Bryant now, sleeping each night on a bed of Swiss army knives, your career, your future, your life wobbling on a serrated edge.